Archive for January, 2011

So… Whatdya Think?

Friday, January 28th, 2011

Yesterday I hosted the HUGE “5 Secrets” Teleseminar and gave you access to my own Lifestyle Business Journal.

The journal that shows you exactly what I did on a day-by-day basis, to produce over $228,000.00… in 60 days.

There were hundreds of you registered for this event, and my goal was to go all out, share from the heart, and deliver INCREDIBLE value.

If you joined us live for the big event, I’d appreciate you giving me your comments below.

Tell me the ONE BIG “ah-ha” you got from our time together.

And…

If you weren’t able to join us live, and you didn’t yet get your copy of my private journal…

Go here now to Get The Recording.

The recording also tells you how to get your copy of my Lifestyle Business Journal.

Once you’ve listened to the recording, and looked at the journal… come back here and share your comments.

Thanks in advance.

Dedicated to your success,
Kevin Thompson
“The Automatic Income Coach”

Would You Like To See My Journal?

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

After reading this, if my Private Lifestyle Business Journal is something you want to see, you’ll need to let me know ASAP by posting your comments below.

For the last 7 years I’ve been keeping a daily journal of everything I do in my business.

As I look back over this journal, a distinct pattern has definitely emerged.

My income predictably continues to rise, while the hours I work continue to fall.

For example…

There was a two-month period in 2006, where I produced almost $55,000 in income, and at the time, I was REALLY happy with those results.

And rightfully so.

As we fast forward through my journal, we see more recent two-month period, where I produced over $228,000 of income.

Quite an improvement to say the least.

What makes this journal so valuable, is that it shows you EXACTLY what I did on a day-by-day basis in order to produce this kind of income.

And like I mentioned, if you were to look through this journal for yourself, the thing you’d find most fascinating is the fact that I worked far less hours during the two-month period where I produced over $228,000 of income.

So…

My question to you is this:

Would you like to see this journal?

Would you like to see how I got to where I am today?

Would you find this journal valuable?

If so, you must let me know by posting your comments below.

In the past I’ve sold this journal for $997.00, but now, for the first time ever… I’m thinking about giving it to you in digital format… for FREE!

But… only if there’s enough demand for it.

If this is something that interests you, let me know right away.

Dedicated to your success,
Kevin Thompson
“The Automatic Income Coach”

Perfectly Timed

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Last week, Lisa and I took the kids to Texas so we could visit my brother and his wife for a few days.

Ellie is now 10 months old, and she hadn’t even met her aunt and uncle yet, so it was time to remedy that situation.

My brother lives in Alvin, which right between Houston and Galveston.

I’d never been to that area of the country before, so my brother and his wife played tour guide while we were there.

One of the places we went was Galveston Island and while there, I snapped this photo of Kaitlynn and Brock having fun on the beach.

It took us 3 or 4 attempts before we got this shot.

As I was scrolling through my camera, looking at the photos I’d taken on the trip, seeing this one made me think about how timing, and in specific… perfect timing plays such an important role in our lives.

And here’s the other thing…

In most cases, we are in complete control, and can create perfect timing for ourselves, and for others.

Case in point, the photo I just shared with you.

Kaitlynn and I created the perfect timing for this photo.

Like I said, it took a few attempts, but without much effort, we got the shot we were trying to get.

The same is true in all areas of our lives.

For example, I’m working on something big right now.

And for some, this is going to come at a perfect time.

So be sure to keep your eyes peeled for my emails over the next week or so.

I’ll be communicating a little bit more than normal, but you’re gonna love me for it.

That I promise, because I’ve got something awesome coming your way.

Dedicated to your success,
Kevin Thompson
“The Automatic Income Coach”

Swap Meet Sales Secrets

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

During my four years of high school, my friend Gary and I used to work on his parent’s strawberry farm.

On weekends, we’d buy a pickup truck full of strawberries from his parents (at wholesale), and sell them at the local swap meet.

We failed miserably the first time we tried doing this, but we got smart pretty quickly.

Strawberries are usually sold by the flat, or the half flat.

A flat contains 12 pint size boxes and today will retail for $22.00 to $28.00.

Back 1980 to 1983 the price was considerably less.

On our first swap meet endeavor, we discovered that it was difficult to sell strawberries by the flat, or even the half flat.

As it turned out, people didn’t want to carry that many strawberries with them as the browsed the rest of the swap meet.

People would tell us they’d be back to pick some up before they left, but most of those folks never showed up.

They probably meant to, but just didn’t get around to it.

Looking back on the experience… if we could have been guaranteed to get a spot right near the exit, our sales would’ve been a lot better.

But…

The good news is that Gary and I figured out the secret to selling strawberries at the swap meet.

And once we did, we started making the big bucks.

Realizing what people at the swap meet wanted, we decided to give it to them.

They didn’t want to buy strawberries by the flat or half flat.

They wanted to buy them by the pint, so they could carry the pint around with them, and eat the strawberries as they browsed the swap meet.

Instead of charging by the flat, at $25.00 (I’m using today’s prices for this example, because I can’t remember the actual prices we used to charge back in the 80’s), we’d charge by the pint, at $3.00 each.

When you do the math, it works out to $36.00 per flat.

Once we started selling strawberries by the pint, we sold them out in record time.

We started going to the swap meet every weekend, with 2 pick up trucks full of strawberries, and by the end of the day, we’d sell them ALL.

Gary’s parents wondered how we were getting such a high price for the berries, and I can’t recall that we ever told them.

I think we kept our little secret to ourselves.

And there’s a huge lesson here… actually… two huge lessons.

One of them is a lesson I’ve been talking about for years – you need to give people what they want to buy, and you need to sell to them in the way they want to buy.

The second lesson is this:

You can get paid considerably more for giving people what they want to buy, and giving it to them in the way they want to buy it.

I learned these lessons many years ago at the swap meet, and they’ve always served me well.

If you’ve had a similar experience that proves these points, don’t be shy about it.

Go ahead and post it below.

Dedicated to your success,
Kevin Thompson
“The Automatic Income Coach”